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Monday, August 18, 2003

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NEW AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM FOR MYUNIVERSE: A new authentication system is in place for access to MyUNIverse; administrative web applications such as registration, residence contracting, parking permits, viewing financial aid awards and U-bills; as well as login to computers in the ITS Student Computer Centers. The new authentication system allows you to use a login other than your social security number. Students will use their UNI student number. You are also required to select a new, longer password consisting of alpha, numeric, and special characters. This is an effort by the University to increase the security of confidential records and to maintain your privacy.
CASHIER HOURS/LOCATIONS AUGUST 21-25: The Cashier's Office will operate out of two locations during the "Move to the Union 2003" portion of "Welcome Week '03". For specific times and locations: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/326.html

NEW AND IMPROVED MAUCKER UNION: On Aug. 22, Maucker Union will re-open for business! Chats, the new coffee bar, opens at 7 a.m. The Coffee House, Hemisphere Lounge, new and renovated meeting rooms, and the administrative offices for Maucker Union will also be open. Temporary food service will be in Old Central Ballroom C (formerly the Expansion) beginning on Aug. 25. For more details, please visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/324.html
To schedule rooms or for more information, call 3-2257.

TAG SALE: On Thursday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., UNI will have a tag sale at the UNI warehouse, 2412 West 27th St. -- west of the UNI-Dome. A large variety of chairs and seating units will be available, as well as desks, files, podiums, and a few bicycles. All
items are specifically priced for sale. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed by 4 p.m. on Thursday. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) on site before removal. Please call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Missouri Street Reconstruction: Beginning Monday Aug. 18, Missouri Street between the Gilchrist G parking lot and Latham Hall will be closed for reconstruction.The anticipated time to complete this work is three to four weeks.
The Gilchrist G lot and the Latham metered lot will be closed during construction. When completed, Missouri Street will terminate in a cul-de-sac on the south side of McCollum Science Hall. Contact Facilities Planning 3-2611, with any questions.

SUMMER MINORITY FACULTY TEACHING PROGRAM: Each summer the Provost Office sponsors a program with arrangements coordinated through the Graduate College that invites minority faculty from outside of Iowa to teach in UNI host departments. To view the experiences of summer psychology faculty member Dr. Michelle Marion of Xavier College of New Orleans, please visit:



WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES: Begin Sept. 2nd. Registration is Monday, Aug. 18th. WRS Office (WRC 101) hours: M-F 7:30 - 5:30. Classes include NEW Indoor Cycling, Combo Aerobics, Kickboxing, Mind, Body, & Spirit (yoga), and Belly Dancing. Pick up flyers at the WRC or Union Information Desk. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec
HEALTH BEAT UPDATE: The East Gym Health Beat fitness area will reopen Monday, August 25 (hours M-F, 6:30am-6:30pm). Fall semester operation will be contingent on the East Gym construction schedule. Locker and towel service will continue to be available. Arrangements can be made through the Health Beat fitness supervisor. Users should be advised that locker room custodial service will be minimal and that there will be no hot water for showers. WRS will keep you posted as plans are finalized for the Health Beat relocation to the student union.




CONVOCATION: August 24, GBPAC. UNI's annual Convocation will be Sunday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. This year's address, to be given by President Robert Koob, is titled, "The Opportunity of a Lifetime."
Convocation, the official beginning of the academic year, will feature a faculty procession; a P&S procession; an address by Emiliano Lerda, student body president; and a performance by the Northern Iowa Woodwind Quintet.
PANTHER BASH: Mark your calendars for Sunday, Aug. 24. All students are invited to attend the Panther Bash at 5 p.m. Free food, prizes, and entertainment for all students following Convocation on the grassy area across from the GBPAC. Celebrate what it means to be a Panther. Call the Alumni Association at 3-6409 for more information.
MARS DAY CELEBRATION: August 27 will be the first time in about 55,000 years that Mars has been this close to the Earth. To mark this close encounter, the Department of Earth Science will be opening up the Hillside Observatory on Jennings Drive to the public for a chance to see the red planet through the observatory's 16-inch telescope. Other telescopes will also be set up to see other objects in the night sky. The open house will start at 9 PM on Wednesday August 27. In the event of bad weather, the event will be cancelled.

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